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Chief Exec. Carrie Lam refuses to limit powers of Chinese law enforcement at Hong Kong’s new rail terminal

Chief Executive Carrie Lam has rejected proposals to limit the power of mainland officers operating within the controversial joint checkpoint zone at the HK$84.4 billion Express Rail Link terminus. The plan will involve “leasing” land to China and effectively giving up Hong Kong jurisdiction across a quarter of the West Kowloon terminus. Mainland officers will be able to enforce Chinese law, bypassing a constitutional requirement that mainland laws cannot be […]